Martha Pohaboff, born in a village in Siberia lost her first husband in 1917 to the Russian Revolution. She escaped to Harbin, China where she supported herself and her child as a waitress. There she met and married John Pohaboff and in 1928 they settled on a homestead just south of Hines Creek. This house is typical of the first real home built by many settlers in the area, Martha and John moved into this home from their initial 12' x 14' log cabin. The walls are interesting because they show the lathe and plaster technique which used local mud and straw, of course the original walls were smooth.